Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday with Dorie - Berry Surprise Cake

This week Mary Ann of Meet Me in the Kitchen chose Berry Surprise Cake. Which did not want to play nice with me. I tried to make it twice. The first time it just did not rise and the second in rose and then fell all the way. This is a cake where I have a feeling that the altitude that I live at played a factor in. 6062 feet is just a little high and this tend to make some my baking a little different. I ended up using what I had in a few trifles. Which went over well at the parties I went to last week.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Tuesday with Dorie - French Pear Tart

This special three kings day version of Tuesday with Dorie was Chosen by the author herself… Dorie Greenspan has chosen the French Pear Tart. This tart was very good. If you were to make it all in one day a little time consuming but I did a little for the last few nights so it was not that bad. The recipe had me do some new things for me. I poached pears and made almond cream for the first time. Poaching the pears was not near as hard as I thought that it would be. I used the left over syrup in a muffin recipe as the liquid. For the glaze I used some peach jam.

Tuesday with Dorie -Tall and Creamy Cheesecake

Well this is just a week late. Last week, December 30: Anne of AnneStrawberry chose Tall and Creamy Cheesecake. Wow this was a good basic cheesecake recipe. This is a recipe that you can do a lot of things with. I just changed the crust, I used Oreo cookies, this was fun. The cake did not last more than 2 days. My brother and I had a small piece and then I took the rest to work where it did not last after lunch. Everyone like cheesecake, the pieces take were fairly large.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Cookie Exchange

I got some very good Scandinavian Christmas Nougats from Siri, the Transplanted Baker. With them was some black liquorice and a very cute ornament. Well the Nougat is disappearing fairly fast, by the time I got the picture two and a half pieces were gone. Wow this is good. I liked the liquorice but my brother did not.

Thank You! Batter-Splattered for holding this.